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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Mathematics: Summing Up Truth

If you love collecting data, analyzing it, and finding a logical solution—a degree in math may be the path you’ve been looking for.

Mathematics exists in the world all around us. It’s the universal language of science that unlocks the depth and mystery of the Creator. And while careers in this field are on the rise, the need for mathematicians marked by leadership, character, and ethics increases as well.

PCC’s mathematics degree strives to equip students with problem-solving and analytical skills while building upon a biblical perspective. You’ll be prepared to use principles to solve problems practically and through sophisticated applications in the physical sciences—with exceptional attention to detail. You’ll learn to master abstract thinking and logical arguments for you future job and for everyday life. By graduation, you’ll be prepared to apply critical thinking and analytical skills in a variety of careers or as you further your studies in graduate school.

Faith-Based Mathematics

As the universal language of order, analysis, and logic, mathematics fuels almost every area of practical and professional life. Combining a Christian worldview with the expertise of a mathematician, you’ll be able to recognize the presence of God in each of these areas, equipping you to understand and improve the surrounding world. Implementing character and ethics into your practice, you can have a strong testimony to those around you.

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Mathematics Major Learning Outcomes

As a mathematics graduate, you will be able to

  • apply established methods of problem solving in the major areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • apply abstract reasoning to mathematical systems.
  • explain key concepts in the major areas of undergraduate mathematics.
  • communicate the nature of mathematics as the language of science and as a means of representing the natural laws that God established in Creation.

Program Highlights

History of Mathematics

From ancient civilizations to the present, mathematics has played a key role in history and remains a subject to be discovered. Explore how it has developed into what it’s known as today—and gain a better understanding of the position Christians take in this field. In History of Mathematics (MA 400), your teacher will demonstrate how its principles and methods are consistent and supported by Scripture. As you survey the various philosophies that drive mathematical thought, you will gain a greater perspective on mathematics from a Christian worldview.

Your Mathematics Future

What can you do with a mathematics degree?

The mathematics program at PCC prepares students to be mathematicians in the real world. Whether your plan is to teach students to love algebra as much as you do, use your skills to help clients, or advance your knowledge in the field, you will gain the tools you need to experience success and make a difference for Christ.

Here are a few of the countless career opportunities available to you.

  • Actuary
  • Analyst
  • Biomathematician
  • Business Consultant
  • Math Teacher
  • Mathematical Statistician
  • Operations Researcher
  • Professor

Here are a few of the grad schools our mathematics alumni have attended.

  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Purdue University
  • South Carolina University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of West Florida
  • West Virginia University

Here are a few of the many places that our mathematics alumni have worked.

  • BorgWarner Inc.
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Milliman, Inc.
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Salesforce
  • The Shelly Company
  • TD Bank
  • U.S. Airforce
  • U.S. Government

Faculty Highlight

Faculty Highlight

Brad Davis

Dr. Brad Davis

B.A., M.S., West Virginia University
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette

“The mathematics program at PCC is benchmarked against several other colleges and universities as we seek to prepare our students for graduate school. However, the biggest difference from the competition is how PCC views students and the subject matter. Our Christian worldview naturally means that we are going to value our students as brothers and sisters in Christ and be dedicated to their success.

I believe that my job is to help the students achieve their goals, and I enjoy the interaction with students both in and out of the classroom. My goal is to get students to think about mathematics, not just do it. The emphasis in critical thinking and problem solving can carry over into other disciplines. We routinely have students tell us that it is their math classes that taught them how to think, and we arrive at certain conclusions because we take Scripture as our premise. The logical reasoning learned in mathematics helps students build better arguments; our hope is that they use these skills to defend their faith and worldview. ”

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Alumni Spotlight

Will White
Will White ’22

(Mathematics; Engineering, Electrical concentration)

Electrical Subsystems Engineer at Pratt and Whitney

“[PCC prepared me] by encouraging me to approach problem‑solving in a logical manner and always to carry an attitude of excellence. I appreciate the Christian viewpoint taken in the classes—even in the mathematics program, we are encouraged to approach all subjects through a Christian worldview. The world can be described by logical principles because the Creator used logic to build the world the way He intended and to give us insight into His character. I use [my degrees] every day as I view the world through the problem‑solving lens of engineering and the abstraction of truth based on logical reasoning.

I enjoyed my study of mathematics because the math teachers are not afraid to explain the details of why something is the way it is. I have never been satisfied with memorizing knowledge; I want to understand every detail of how the world works.”

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About the Mathematics Program

The purpose of the mathematics major is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, problem solving, and communication skills that will prepare them to succeed in either graduate school or in a variety of careers in business, industry, government, or teaching. Concurrently, the mathematics major will help students recognize mathematics as the language God used in establishing the physical laws of the universe.

Students can apply for scholarships to receive financial aid.

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Mathematics Career Support

With Career Services and Career Link, students can start making connections with employers while on campus during Career Fair events. These services provide tools and resources designed to empower you for a career in mathematics.

Need help? Career Services staff are ready to assist you in researching employment opportunities, exploring job qualifications, and providing mock interviews and résumé support.